Category Archives: haibun

cherry blossoms

Cherry Trees In Full Bloom (Japan)


You tell me you don’t believe in magic.  You say fairies aren’t real.  You say I need to get my head out of the clouds and see reality.  I think you just need to open your eyes…

mother nature dressed

in a cherry blossom frock

ready for the ball

~Melanie Thomason



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Art from Pixabay


Poppy hid herself away in the dark for so long.  At first, the others had done this to her but now her captivity was by her own hand. She had to step outside and find who she was to become.

In the bright sunshine

as her name compels her to

the flower opens

~Melanie Thomason



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“…a flammagenitus cloud in … California” from wikipedia

Across the room, hazy with cigarettes, our eyes lock.  Our judgment may be a bit clouded by too many drinks, (vodka for me, whiskey for you) but at this moment we are exactly what each other needs.  We make our exit from the bar and quickly check in at the hotel across the street.

fire stoked, heat builds

creates impressive display

produces dry lightning

~Melanie Thomason




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windowless room

Though the sky is clear and no storm formations have been reported,

there are potential threats to her well being and sanity. His presence

looms. His words at any time could become projectiles, hurling toward her.

hurricane force winds

rip and tear, emotions surge-

must seek safe shelter

close eyes, protect heart

can’t risk evacuation-

a windowless room

~Melanie Thomason




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Moonlight Lovers

Image result for moonlight beach

I love the beach but alas, the sun does not love me so going during the day is not a great idea.  However much to my delight, the beach at night is a completely different experience.  The crowds are gone, the sand is cool, as is the ocean’s breeze.  The tranquility and calm washes over you.

water lapping feet

as we walk along the sand

moonlight softly glows


~Melanie Thomason



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